Burglars Caught on Home Surveillance, Victim Asking for Public’s Help

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A Rancho Cordova resident is asking for the public’s help to identify thieves who ransacked his home on June 4th.

His house was robbed the morning of June 4th, around 10 a.m. near Bradshaw road.

Todd Okan has a high quality motion detection surveillance video system set inside and outside of his home. Footage showed the two men getting inside from the back sliding door, rummaging through his home, and exiting from the garage.

“He walked upstairs, came down, looking around, and once he saw no one was home, he signaled the other guy to come inside.” Okan said.

The Rancho Cordova police report described both young men to be around 5’8″ to 6’1″ tall. One of them as a thin black male, and the other as a thin to normal male of unknown race.

Okan and his roommate claimed they stole televisions, video game consoles and games, a laptop, other electronics devices, collectible figurines and jewelry, totally around $10,000.

Okan’s neighbor said the two thieves pretended to be a cleaning crew, going door to door to sell vacuums and offer other cleaning services. He said when they found an empty home, they burglarized it.

“They have little brochures that look like they made them themselves off their printer, saying that they do free carpet cleaning. We always turn them down,” neighbor Eric Booher said.

Okan said he is most devastated about losing “priceless” items.

“My old laptop itself isn’t worth anything, just $200 or something,” Okan said. “But stuff that was on my laptop, personal files, videos and pictures for years. I don’t have back up for that stuff. So it’s gone forever.”

Okan is offering a $1,000 reward for his items or information that leads to the thieves’ arrest. If you have any information, you are encouraged to call Rancho Cordova Police or Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

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